eating as a meditation

Over the last two years, I spent most of my days getting drunk and high. I was living like a lost soul. So out of character. This year I'm detoxing, eating clean, exercising, meditating and focusing more on my spirituality. Time flies so quickly when you're living like a zombie. I almost lost it all. Never again.
Balance is key. In everything you do. Dance all night long and practice yoga the next day. Drink wine but don’t forget your green juice. Eat chocolate when your heart wants it and kale salad when your body needs it. Wear high heels on Saturday and walk barefoot on Sunday. Go shopping at the mall and then sit down and meditate in your bedroom. Live high and low. Move and stay still. Embrace all sides of who you are and live your authentic truth! Be brave and bold and spontaneous and loud and let that complement your abilities to find silence and patience and modesty and peace. Aim for balance. Make your own rules and don’t let anybody tell you how to live according to theirs.
—  via @wizdomly
7-Day Chakra Balance Challenge

Many people have either poor physical, mental, emotional or spiritual health which causes us to feel imbalanced and unfocused in life. Follow this 7-Day challenge to better improve these aspects of your life.

-Meditate after you get up and eat breakfast.
-Consume only the foods and drinks for the day (you can drink as much water as you want)
-Use candles, incense or air fresheners for the aromatherapy
-Listen to music that mainly uses the corresponding instruments for the day
-Do the exercises as soon as you can in the day or when convenient
-Try your best to follow the healing activities for the day

ROOT CHAKRA - Survival
-Root vegetables
-Protein-rich foods
-Spices (horseradish, hot paprika, chives, pepper)
-Dandelion root tea
-Patchouli, Cedarwood, Ginger, Rosewood, Cloves
-Grounding exercises, squats, walking, jogging
Self-Care & Activities
-Wear red
-Get a massage (at least a foot massage)
-Get 8 hours of sleep (nap if you need)
-Take a long, hot bath/shower (wash yourself with your favorite things)
-Get outdoors
-Sweet fruit
-Honey & nuts
-Spices (cinnamon, vanilla, carob, sweet paprika, sesame seeds, caraway seeds)
-Hibiscus tea
-Orange, Jasmine, Rosewood, Grapefruit, Geranium
-Pelvic thrusts, sex, masturbation, yoga
Self-Care & Activities
-Wear orange
-Drink 8 cups of water
-Hug someone you love
-Treat yo’ self
-Talk to a good listener about anything that’s on your mind
-Do something creative
-Grains & seeds
-Spices (ginger, mints, melissa, chamomile, turmeric, cummin, fennel)
-Rosemary tea
-Lemon, Corriander, Lime, Frankincense, Myrrh
-String Instruments
Self-Care & Activities
-Wear yellow
-Sit in a steam room or just do a steam facial
-Engage in positive self-talk (e.g. I look great today. I did a good job)
-Make a list of your best attributes
-Get something you’ve been putting off done with
-Leafy greens
-“Air” vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, celery, squash)
-Green teas
-Spices (basil, sage, thyme, cilantro, parsley)
-Hawthorn tea
-Ylang Ylang, Rose, Jasmine, Pine, Rosewood
-Wind instruments
-Push-ups, swimming
Self-Care & Activities
-Wear green
-Practice deep-breathing exercises
-Try your best to sit up straight
-Do an act of kindness (the more, the better)
-Spend time with your loved ones (even if it’s your pet)
-Get some fresh air
THROAT CHAKRA - Communication
-Liquids in general (no soda or energy drinks)
-Tart/tangy fruits
-Tree growing fruits
-Spices (salt, lemon grass)
-Red clover blossom tea
-Rosemary, Lime, Sage, Indian Champa, Cedarwood
-Singing, screaming
Self-Care & Activities
-Wear blue
-Talk to an old friend
-Play music you love to sing along to
-Get a shoulder and neck massage
-Write in your journal (or start one)
THIRD EYE -Intuition
-Dark bluish fruit (berries mainly)
-Liquids (red wine & grape juice)
-Dark chocolate
-Spices (lavender, poppy seed, mugwort)
-Mint tea
-Geranium, Basil, Jasmine, Lavender, Rosemary
-Visualization, lucid dreaming
Self-Care & Activities
-Wear dark blue, indigo or purple
-Draw or paint
-Do a grounding senses meditation
-Analyze the dream you had last night
-Look at the night sky tonight if you can
CROWN CHAKRA - Spirituality
-Fasting (after lunch)
-Organic, GMO-free food
-Lavender tea
-Sandalwood, Saffron, Lotus, Jasmine
-Guided meditation and Silence
- Meditation
Self-Care & Activities
-Wear purple or white
-Meditate (there’s guided meditations on youtube on many subjects)
-Pray or just think about life
-Learn a new skill or language
-Do word or number puzzles
-Get a head massage

Do your best and strength to you all

15 Self-care ideas

Since I’m now on day 15/30 for the 30 day summer study challenge, I thought I’d make a list of 15 self-care things to do that (mostly) don’t cost money!

1. Take a cool shower. Not hot. Not cold. Cool. (Summer specific)
2. Put on relaxing music
3. Take a bath, complete with candles
4. Use lavender/ other calming scented lotions after a bath/shower
5. Read a book you haven’t already read
6. If it’s a good temperature outside, go for a walk/hike. (Night walks are fun too! And it’s cooler then)
7. Drink water (you probably need it)
8. Play with your pets!
9. Meditate
10. Bake something, then eat it
11. Spend some time with your family (if you get along with them)
12. Talk to a friend
13. Color
14. Sleep (you probably need this, too. Don’t stay up too late!
15. Have a cup of tea (herbal tea is great for relaxation since there is no caffeine )

A sigil for anyone in need of financial help.

“Bring money into my life and do not cause harm”

Carve into a green candle and burn until the sigil is gone!

Carve into a peace of dark chocolate (wealth) to charge the sigil and cast by eating the chocolate. 

Draw or print out sigil and meditate on it, sleep with it under your pillow to bring wealth. 

Please be mindful of your reason for needing extra money in your life and always make your intention for harm to be brought to none.  

I hope someone finds this useful!

Okay, David so this is the perfect time to grab Gillian, take yourselves to somewhere safe and stay in. Just stay inside. 

  • Eat lot of chocolate and drink some hot chocolate
  • Sing her some of your new songs
  • Read to her from your new upcoming novel 
    • I’m pretty sure there is one 
  • Play some games 
    • whichever you choose, she will turn it into something dirty and you know it 
  • Make some fresh kale smoothies
  • Do yoga, meditate 
  • Eat avocados 
  • Listen to Helpless and slow dance
  • Tell her many of your funny stories
  • Watch Star Wars - but only the good ones with Carrie Fisher in it
  • Watch the best episode of The X-files 
    • Bad Blood all the way motherfuckers! and maybe if you’re lucky, Post-Modern Prometheus  
  • Spend time googling yourselves, MSRAfterDark and maybe some Mulder&Scully fanvids
  • Eat some Crepes
  • Drink some tea while you make her tingly 
  • Cuddle, hug, love and

Just stay there until this year is over.

With love,

Your fandom

anonymous asked:

How do I become happier? What specifically should I be doing?

People who ask me this question usually expect some kind of ancient Buddhist mojo, some trick, some magical quick fix. Well, there is none. Unlike many spiritual teachers, I do not promise this. Instead, I offer you this:

  1. take care of the body by eating properly;
  2. get plenty of sleep;
  3. exercise daily;
  4. develop a meditation practice;
  5. change the way you interact with people by being kind and compassionate;
  6. learn and practice self-compassion.
To meditate, only you must smile. Smile with face, smile with mind, and good energy will come to you and clean away dirty energy. Even smile in your liver. Practice tonight. Not to hurry, not to try too hard. Too serious, you make you sick. You can calling the good energy with a smile.
—  Eat, Pray, Love (Elizabeth Gilbert)
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1. Meditate everyday
2. Eat more fruits and veggies
3. Yoga for 20mins everyday
4. Gym 4-5 times a week
5. Drink 8 cups of water everyday
6. Have a cup of tea every morning
7. Learn a new song on guitar
8. Go on road trip with best friend

i have so many feelings about adhd!lance ok let me just hug this space danger noodle in my heart

  • if he’s on meds well gl trying to find an alien equivalent of adderall or something up in space; he tries to save them for days he really needs to focus but it’s disheartening when his pills slowly dwindle; on the bright side his sleep quality improves, and his appetite starts coming back so he’s less of a noodle (except there’s only gross food goo to eat most of the time…)
  • on bad days he has trouble meditating and focusing on forming voltron bc dammit focus is hard when you’re homesick as heck, and he throws off the rest of the team with his rapidly switching thoughts; on good days, they have to call his name a few times to snap him out of it
  • he genuinely tries his hardest to follow instructions for missions and day-to-day tasks but it’s just so dang hard to remember a sequence of directions in the correct order, and he feels guilty that he’s holding everyone back
  • he’s got hella reflexes on his good days and lords it over keith that he can dodge better
  • imagine everybody learning he has adhd and helping him??? 
    • pidge makes him a little digital memo thing so he can remember what he’s supposed to be doing on missions
    • hunk quietly prompting lance on what he’s talking about whenever he forgets, bc they’ve known each other for years and he’s got lance’s back, man
    • shiro and allura repeat important instructions to make sure lance remembers, and try to keep all the paladins on a routine so he has some sort of daily structure to work with
    • coran tries to help him find a safe space alternative to meds, and chats with him about home when he’s homesick
    • keith is just there, competitive as always, and lance won’t admit it but it’s kinda nice to have someone more impulsive than he is (he never knew that was possible) that would make him slow down and think, and will actually take his dumb contests seriously
    • lance isn’t sure what to think about the space mice but hey they make good listeners when he wants to ramble and they’re cute
  • he can’t remember bookish info very easily but he picks up hands-on skills very quickly, like this danger noodle figured out how to fly the blue lion and dodge death lasers pretty fast
  • adjusting to life as a paladin is so hard? it’s stressful suddenly changing from a rigidly structured student life at the garrison, to being a magical space lion pilot universe defender with a schedule that can change at the drop of a dime, and sometimes he wonders how many ticks he has wasted without anybody dictating what he has to do
  • he is easily distracted (especially by pretty alien babes), but put him in a dangerous fight and he’s in The Zone
  • sure he holds some dumb grudges sometimes and remembers the weirdest details (like how to identify keith from a kilometre away by mullet alone, apparently), but more often than not he’ll forget stuff that upsets him, and he’s really forgiving, kindhearted, and easygoing

i just love this danger noodle help me


Creamy Veggie Chicken Pasta:

  • 1 box of Penne pasta
  • 2 Chicken breast cut into bite sized pieces
  • Asparagus, Broccoli, Mushrooms
  • ¼ tsp Onion powder, garlic powder and crushed red pepper
  • 1 tbsp oregano and basil 
  • 2 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • ½ cup Chicken broth
  • ¼ cup Half and Half
  • 1/3 cup Shredded parmesan cheese
  • 4oz Cream cheese

Cook pasta, for last 5 minutes of boiling add broccoli and asparagus. In 2 Tbsp olive oil, cook chicken on all sides. Add spices/ mushrooms and sauté. Then add broth, half and half, cream cheese and parmesan cheese, stir until melted. Add pasta and salt and pepper to taste.